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. >> all of this on the heels of my extraordinary hour with iranian president, mahmoud ahmadinejad. tonight my special guest is former president bill clinton. since leaving the white house he's focusedis considerable political muscle on the mission of the clinton global initiative and now he speaks his mind on a world on the brink and the race for the white house. mr. president, thank you very much for sparing the time to talk to me. you're in the eighth year now of the clinton global initiative, and i would imagine of all the world leaders, you have managed to amass here, there are a few topics of concentrated attention, and probably right at the top of the list would be this simmering tension now between israel and iran. now, i interviewed president ahmadinejad last night, and he was adamant that he has no plan to build a nuclear weapon, that he has purely peaceful intention. clearly most people here don't believe him. what is the smart thing for america to do right now given the racheting up of all the rhetoric on both sides? >> i think the smart thing for us to do is to maintain constan
as u.s.-led naval groups conduct mine-sweeping drills in the gulf and as iran's president mahmoud ahmadinejad prepares to address the u.n. general assembly. that will be tomorrow. >>> and queen elizabeth's private comments about muslim cleric abu has ma al masri now has the bbc quoting an apology. the queen was pretty upset that british officials didn't arrest the cleric after his 2006 conviction on terrorist charges. the court ruled that al masri can be extradited to the u.s. where he faces a possible life sentence. but in britain, interestingly, disclosing private conversations with her majesty is an extreme breach of etiquette. >>> also, police in madrid say 6,000 people protested outside the spanish parliament, voicing ger at bot the grnment and the opposition overhe country's economic crisis. unemployment 25% a austerity measures are only fueling the frustration. there were several clashes between protesters and police with more than a dozen people arrested. >>> and many of us watched her grow up. now chelsea clinton is an accomplished woman in her own right. and she offered
-year. >>> and other global news, iran's president will address the united nations general assembly today. mahmoud ahmadinejad is expected to defend iran's nuclear program which he insists is being used for peaceful purposes. many fear that the issue could drive israel to attack iran's nuclear facilities. israel has urged delegates to boycott the speech. that is just bizarre, it happens to be the holiest day on the hebrew calendar when this gentleman, and i use the term loosely, is expected to speak. meanwhile, thousands plan to protest outside the u.n. as he is speaking. and most western diplomats -- >> won't come. >> yeah, they turn around and walk out. but you really -- do we not really read stuff that he's -- you can quote him saying that, you know, iran's been around for 7,000 years and israel's been here for 70. it's not going to be here soon. it'll be us. a little footnote in history that it was -- which basically says -- >> we're going to wipe them out. >> we're going to wipe them off the map. >> the united nations, why do we fund the united nations is the question. not why does he get to
of deal. mahmoud abbas from the palestinian authority today was pretty similar to what ahmadinejad said. he said it's a campaign of ethnic cleansing, the palestinian people, by demolition of homes, prevention of construction, denial of services, and so on. the real sense i was getting, netanyahu barely mentioned any kind of peace deal today in his speech with the palestinians, you get a sense that the peace deal has never been further away. am i wrong to feel so pessimistic? >> well, it's understandable, people are pessimistic at the moment. the truth is, though, if we recharge this political process and got it back under way again, then the two-state solution which is the only solution, by the way, to the conflict, could be back on the agenda. but to do that, you need to have a framework of negotiation that's credible, because people have got to believe this thing will actually happen, and secondly, you've got to match the politics, if you like, the top-down political negotiation with changes on the ground that support the deal and don't go the other way against it. so this is why the
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